BHOD prostaffer, Neal McCullough, has had his eye on a unique buck on his property this season. It’s a buck named, Sloth. Neal shares the story of how the Sloth finally met his match.
On November 7th, we were up at 3am and drove to the farm to get in early. It was the same spot I shot my buck last year. It’s basically 65 acres of steep bluff, with a huge CRP field on top. It’s a perfect morning cruising area for the rut. We were tucked in to the stand with the perfect wind. We didn’t have much action early, but at 7:30 we look up and Sloth is coming on the upwind side, straight at us. The wind was perfect and he was working right down the trail at us. He was moving super slow, eating, making rubs and messing with a scrape at about 30 yards. I had the GoPro running and captured some great footage of him coming in. He got within ten yards quartering towards me and I decided to take the shot. But, I took a shot I shouldn’t have. I got over zealous. The biggest lesson for me is, no deer is worth taking a shot like that. Give him 10 seconds and he probably gives me the dream shot broadside…or he gets away and I hunt another day.